Compuer freezing. CPU usage 100%


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My computer has been running slow this week, and because of it, I've also
noticed my Internet only 1/2 as fast. Today it's been freezing for a few
seconds everytime I open a program. Also, when I press ctrl+alt+delete,
under Performance, my CPU usage is sometimes at 100% and it stays there.
 
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Mk200114 said:
My computer has been running slow this week, and because of it, I've
also noticed my Internet only 1/2 as fast. Today it's been freezing
for a few seconds everytime I open a program. Also, when I press
ctrl+alt+delete, under Performance, my CPU usage is sometimes at 100%
and it stays there.

Could you post the process that is using you cpu time?
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

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| My computer has been running slow this week, and because of it, I've also
| noticed my Internet only 1/2 as fast. Today it's been freezing for a few
| seconds everytime I open a program. Also, when I press ctrl+alt+delete,
| under Performance, my CPU usage is sometimes at 100% and it stays there.
 
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Guest

Hi, Carey -

I would appreciate any insight.

I (Brett) am having this issue too -- out of the blue.

Very frustrating.

I am in Windows Task Manager/Processes? Is there something out of the
ordinary I should be looking for? Is there an easy way to paste in my
processes (ctrl a+c+v) doesn't seem to work?

Is this a spyware issue? Just ran MS Antispyware (Beta) and came up with
PowerReg Scheduler _and following recommends to Quarantine, the other
Claria.GAIN and Claria.GAIN trickler seemed minor but I am removing. But
even if spyware, should it consume 100% cpu constantly?

Think there is another issue?

Running XP PRo system P4 2.4 GHZ 1 GB RAM.

Thanks! Brett
 
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MAP said:
Could you post the process that is using you cpu time?

System Idle Process is taking about 95, but it's always had that, even
before this happened.
 

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